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Does anyone know what type of antenna was used on a 1939 Chevy Coupe and where it was mounted?
I have a 1939 Chevy Coupe which was not originally equipped with a radio but I have one now.
Does anyone know what type of antenna this car used and where it was mounted?
November 20, 2008
There were three types of antennas available for 39 Chevy – one on the roof, a second consisting of insulated rubber strips beneath the running boards and the third was a whip type antenna mounted on two insulated brackets in holes cut on the cowl of the driver’s side, just ahead of the top front door hinge. These holes were about two and a half inches apart, one above the other.
If you are unable to find an original antenna, I don't think it will be hard to make some insulated brackets for the holes. I would recommend the cowl whip antennas as the best choice. The antenna under the running board will probably give you some hassle and run the chance of getting ripped off any time you ran into deep ruts or even possibly by driving over a curb.
November 21, 2008